Mold Remediation and Construction Together Saves You Time and Money
As a company we work on projects of all sizes and scopes from tiny areas in homes to large businesses. Bundling mold remediation and construction together using Branch Companies can save you time and money. Come learn more about why!
Branch Environmental is a company that can take on projects of all sizes. We not only work with homeowners, but also with businesses both large and small. Most of our posts are about how we work with homeowners, but for this post, we wanted to let you know more about how we can also take on projects that are much larger in scale.
Large Mold Remediation Project – Federal Facility
A large federal facility contacted us about a mold problem. We performed a mold investigation for the facility, and discovered a very large mold remediation and restoration project. This facility actually had multiple mold sources, including toilet leaks, water line leaks, ice maker leaks, and an HVAC unit issue as well!
Step 1 – Mold Removal
The mold remediation scope that we presented required extensive interior demolition to drywall walls, cabinets, and trim. Once all of the molded materials were removed and the leaks repaired, we were to thoroughly clean and remove any residual mold.
To begin environmental remediation (for mold, asbestos, or lead), the area to be cleaned and repaired is isolated from the rest of the home or business. The work area is contained with plastic barrier walls and negative air flow is used.1
Negative air flow is when air enters a room and is pulled through the room, but does not re-enter the building.1 Clean air is pulled into the room, and is then expelled to the outdoors.1 This is important to keep contaminants like mold spores, viruses (like COVID-19), volatile organic compounds (VOC’s), microbial volatile organic compounds (mvoc’s), dust, and other small particles from entering the building during the work.2,3
Step 2 – Disinfection
After cleanup is disinfection. We disinfect surfaces, and routinely use ozone disinfection while using negative air flow. Ozone is an extremely effective odor neutralizer and disinfectant, killing bacteria, fungi, and viruses.5 Using negative air flow at low rates, ozone is used at the end of the day when the work area is empty. Negative Air Flow expels the ozone safely to the outdoors. Ozone disinfection with negative air flow is the same type of disinfection hospitals use when cleaning rooms that were used by patients with COVID-19. 1, 5
Step 3 – Reconstruction
Typically, a mold remediation company would leave once the mold remediation was complete, and pass the reconstruction on to a repair contractor. This is where our customers receive a huge benefit. By using the Branch companies, there is absolutely no gap between the remediation and reconstruction. We mobilized eleven people to work on this project, including: mold remediators, electricians, plumbers, drywall installers, trim carpenters, and painters.
We performed a pre-construction walk-thru, so that everyone completely understood the scope of work and the details. Our project included roughly 5000 square feet of building area. Did we mention this was a dental and medical facility under full operation?
This means not only did we have a huge project, but we also had to implement the destruction and construction with staff and patients all around. We were also responsible for moving and resetting all of the furniture and equipment. Every move had to be carefully planned and strategic. Disturbances to the operations in the facility were kept to a minimum. We kept the entire work area clean and neat. Our crew worked extremely fast, but in absolute unison and harmony. To top it all off; we completed this entire project in four days. Wow!
The Branch Difference
We are genuinely thankful to have such a wonderful crew, who are able to pull off major projects with absolute excellence! Would using Branch Environmental for mold remediation and construction benefit your company or family? We preform our work with speed and excellence, so that you, our customer, can get back to work and your life.
As a company, we believe that nobody should live or work in a building that makes them sick. Going above and beyond government standards, we take every precaution to protect your health and the health of your family. We are experts in environmental safety, mold remediation, and air quality, with over 25 years of experience. We treat your home or business like our own. Call us to schedule an inspection today!
Branch Environmental – Because nobody should live or work in a building that makes them sick.
For more information go to:
- COVID-19 and Negative Pressure Rooms in Hospitals – CHT Healthcare
- Volatile Organic Compounds’ Impact on Indoor Air Quality | US EPA
- What’s that musty smell? MVOC’s – Branch Environmental
- How to Disinfect Properly – Branch Environmental
- COVID-19 & DISINFECTION WITH OZONE – Prime Facility Solutions and Services
- Disinfecting, Sterilizing, and Sanitizing is there a Difference? – Branch Environmental
- A Simple Guide To Cleaning Mold – Branch Environmental
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